Publications

grad-walkingREFEREED PUBLICATIONS:

Aimee Edmondson, “A Pulitzer from the North, a Libel Suit from the South: Southern Editors’ Civil Rights Writings, 1954-1968,” First Amendment Law Review, 12 (Winter, 2014).

Aimee Edmondson, “Tool of Empowerment: The Rhetorical Vision of Title Nine,” Lodz Papers in Pragmatics (Fall 2011).

Molly Yanity and Aimee Edmondson, “Ethics and the Online Coverage of Recruiting High School Athletes,” International Journal of Sports Communication (Winter 2011).

Aimee Edmondson and Charles N. Davis, “Prisoners of Private Industry: Economic  Development and State Sunshine Laws,” Communication Law & Policy, 16: 317 (Summer 2011).

Aimee Edmondson, “In Sullivan’s Shadow: The Use and Abuse of Libel Law Arising from the Civil Rights Movement, 1960-1989,” Journalism History 37:1 (April 2011): 27-38.

Aimee Edmondson and Earnest L. Perry, “‘To the detriment of the institution’: The Missouri Student’s Fight to Desegregate the University of Missouri.”American Journalism 27:4 (Fall 2010): 105-131.

Aimee Edmondson, “Packing Heat: A Gun Battle between Privacy and Access,” Journal of Media Law & Ethics, 1:4 (Summer/Fall 2009): 217-240.

Aimee Edmondson and Earnest L. Perry, “Objectivity and The Journalist’s Creed: Local coverage of Lucile Bluford’s fight to enter the Missouri School of Journalism.” Journalism History 33: 4 (Winter 2008): 233-240.

Elinor Kelley Grusin and Aimee Edmondson, “Taking it to the Web: Youth News Moves Online.” Newspaper Research Journal 24: 3 (Summer 2003): 91-96.

INVITED PUBLICATIONS:

Book Chapter:

“Forced to the Margins: The African American Press at the Turn of the Century.” 1908: Journalism at its Professional Birth. Ed. Betty Winfield. Columbia, Mo.: University of Missouri Press, 2008, 303-315. Co-authored with Earnest Perry.

Essay:

Principles of American Journalism, Essay on legal history and evolution of libel law textbook. Eds. Stephanie Craft and Charles David. New YorkL Routledge, 2013, 174-176.

BOOK REVIEWS:

Reviews of two documentaries relating to civil rights and media.  American Journalism, (29:4) Fall 2012, pp. 161-163.  The documentaries are  Freedom Riders and Soundtrack for A Revolution.

Kermit L. Hall and Melvin I. Urofsy’s “New York Time v. Sullivan: Civil Rights, Libel Law and the Free Press,” Journalism, 2012.

Peter Charles Hoffer’s “The Free Press Crisis of 1800, Thomas Cooper’s Trial for Seditious Libel,” forthcoming in Journalism History.

Carol A. Stabile’s “White Victims, Black Villains, Gender, Race, and Crime News in US Culture,” Journalism, April 2010, 244-246.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

“In Sullivan’s Shadow: The Use and Abuse of Libel Law During the Civil Rights Movement.”  This study analyzes libel cases filed by southern public officials relating to African Americans’ increasing fight for equal rights. Research identifies little-noticed lawsuits filed in the wake of the landmark New York Times v. Sullivan. This study expands on the evidence and argument that southern officials used existing libel laws to craft what amounted to a sedition law in order to stop the press from covering the civil rights movement. Expanding dissertation into a book manuscript.

“Making Whiteness: Racial Defamation and the Negro Moniker,” revising and resubmitting article for American Journalism.

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